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    September 20, 2010
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now that's the best part. i love your work. [ female announcer ] phiips' colon health. a dabbled into witchcraft, hung around people doing these things. i'm not making this stuff up. >> the hot, new face of the tea party gets witchy. can her magic last until midterms? that's a little much, the green. plus, a police chief's job gets personal. did a sex offender kill his daughter? also, better food through science? the fda is out with new findings on genetically engineered fish. is it safe to eat? man up, what it now takes to be a macho man in america today. good monday morning i'm chris jansing live from msnbc world headquarters in new york. democrats see an opening with 43 days until the midterms, an election virtually conceded to republicans not so long ago,
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leading democrats now believe that the tea party could give them ammunition to stem the number of seats they lose in the house and senate. the white house is considering running national ads, painting the tea party as a party of extremists and argue that extremism is what you get with the republicans. msnbc political analyst richard wolffe is author of the book "renegade, making of the president" and he joins us from the white house. we should say, richard, the white house is denying this, but even if they aren't thinking about the ads, are they thinking about how the tea party works into their strategy for the fall midterms? >> reporter: well, it's hard for anyone not to think about these kind of things but the white housen sifts there is no truth behind the story, they are sticking to their strategy of pointing out the sharp differences on economic policy. remember, the president's doing this town hall, cnbc town hall, hater this morning, and what they want to point out is the other side has the set of
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policies tried before and failed, if they say, if the individual candidates in their races want to go out and point out these differences, about the tea party, about a republican party that's out of the mainstream, they're free to go ahead and do that, but that's not the message coming out of the white house for this election. >> so the message from a former president, i guess you could even say is a little bit nuisanced. let me play what bill clinton and colin powell both had to say yesterday. >> they want to see some help for ordinary people. i get that. the question is, what are the specifics? what really matters is what we're going to do, and right now they've elected a lot of people who are articulate and attractive, but it's not clear what their specifics are. >> it may appeal to the fringe elements of the party but i don't think it appeals to all republicans and i don't think it appeals to the whole country. >> i'm wonder, richard from what former president had to say is the white house talking point,
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is they've elected a lot of people who are articulate and attractive but it's not clear what the specifics are? is that where they're going. >> reporter: think the democrats in general, lots of moving pieces in i midterm elections. democrats in general want to portray that. we're seeing that aggressively in states like nevada where harry reid's campaign, senate majority leader, effective in taking that line of attack. generally, what the white house is doinger from a central perspective saying this economy is all the voters really care about in this election when it comes down to individual specifics, where are they on the economy? it's one thing to say they want change, but what kind of change? it's not about a national campaign. i think it will happen very much at states and the district and president clinton was pointing that. >> are they cleaning the outside of the white house? what's that noise? >> reporter: it gets bigger and bigger. your stimulus at work right here.
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>> that's what we like to know, tax dollars at work. thank you, richard. a nationwide manhunt is under way for a sex offender suspected in the murder of a police chief's daughter. the body was found stuffed into a storage locker in charlotte, north carolina yesterday. her father is concord police chief hamilton. last seen wednesday with this man, a registered sex offender, 34-year-old michael neil harvey. here with my, former fbi profiler, clint van zandt. so many questions. michael harvey, accused of this murder, suspected in this murder. >> yeah, well, as you say, chris, he is a known sex offender. he's on a sex offender registry list. he was sentenced about 14 years ago for a rape that he did in new york state. he was about 20 years old at the time. but, chris, this is a guy who has other aarrests, too drugs,
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fire alarm, burglary-related arrests. he has a lengthy history. so he appears to be, you know, a good person law enforcement should look at. notwithstanding they have surveillance video of him leaving this bar last wednesday night with the victim. >> and i guess the question is, what is the rep? did he have a beef against the police chief? did he know her? did he target her? could she have been under duress leaving? do we know any of that, and what kind of things will police be looking at for clues to that? >> these are some of the challenges. her purse, her keys found inside of her car in the parking lot at the bar. we also know that law enforcement has been to a local hotel/motel showing this guy's picture around. so the question has to be asked, did she willingly accompany him perhaps to this motel? was she under arrest? but, chris, one thing, you know, i think every young woman, young man should know, there's a national sex offender registry.
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you can get through my website, livesecure.org. but i don't care how you get there. if you've got somebody's name you can go on a national registry, surge that name and find out about the background of that person. look, if you're at a bar and you're thinking of leaving with a guy, get his name, quickly, excuse yourself, go to the rest room, search that name, and find out who you might be walking out the door with. >> wow, that's a scary thought. but i guess word to the wise. clint, thank you. >> thank you, chris. the freed american, sarah shourd, back in the u.s. and she's talking about her 13-month long ordeal in an iranian prison. >> i never in my worst nightmare, imagined that i would be a prisoner. i never saw it coming. and i never knew that my family would have to suffer like this. >> shourd chose her words very carefully because her fiance and another friend still are being held. iran's president, meantime in new york, this week for the
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annual meets attin' general assembly. he has said the u.s. should release eight iranians jailed here. nbc's tehran bureau chief. let me go back to hearing her. i was watching her very closely, and tell me about the fine line that she, even her family members, walk when they're sort of sending this message out over the airwaves to ahmadinejad to release the other two americans. they have be to careful about what they say, right? >> it's a conscious, carefully crafted message. they were careful to keep thanking iranian authoritieses especially ahmadinejad and the supreme leader of iran saying they facilitated all of this. they wanted to appeal to their sensitives. she was careful not to give any details of her time there. she didn't want -- she didn't say if they were mistreated or anything like that not to jeopardize the safety or the possible release of these guys if it's on the cards at some point. >> there was some word she was kept in solitary confinement while there.
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that in and of itself is a horrifying thought. let me ask you about this statement ahmadinejad said. you have eight of our people if you want those who, give us our eight. who are these eight people? >> several people convicted in u.s. courts here for violating u.s. sanctions and doing business with iran, providing military equipment or trying to provide military equipment to iran and providing sensitive nuclear materials. >> those folks aren't going anywhere? >> these are u.s. citizens as well. a couple are dual iranian/u.s. citizens one is a full u.s. citizen. they have been convicted and they're in jail here, which leads to the question, are the two boys back in iran used as a bargaining trip to get these guys out which seems unlikely due to u.s. rules on these things. >> one of the thing said, they're going to trial, no matter what. what is that going to be like? >> they're also expecting sarah shourd to come back for trial. she's out on $500,000 bail.
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the chief prosecutor said in two months' time the two boys will go to trial, expect shourd to come back for trial. that's a whole new kind of worms that's going to be open in the next few months. >> wuchb tone of the guy's pare saying how bitter-sweet it is, you can't imagine being so happy she's back but not knowing what the fate is of the other two. thanks. appreciate it. after a frantic search, police in california found those 13 members of at breakaway religious sect praying in a park sunday. the husbands of two of the women in the group had found letters saying that they were awaiting an apock lippic event and see joo jesus and relatives in heaven. a woman said it was a misunderstanding. well, hard to believe looking at dramatic video but the hurricane igor didn't do as much damage as it could have in bermuda or how much was feared, though bermuda took a pounding
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overnight. the weather channel's jim cantore joins us live via skype. this was nerve-racking, bermuda waiting for it to hit. what happened last night, jim? >> reporter: absolutely. talking about what once was a fabian storm potential to hit in through here, the worst in 2003, that they've had which turned into obviously a much lighter situation but it done mean we won't have impacts. reports are saying considerable damage to the power grid. they've got a lot of cleanup but they are going to get a handle on thattess this morning and bring back the 30,000 that have lost power as a result of the storm. i've got to show you this. this is a amazing to me. we had 20 to 40-foot seas and as we pan out, look how beautiful the ocean water, you wouldn't know that a hurricane rolled through here and to for last 33 hours straight we've had gusts or sustained tropical storm force winds at the airport.
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this is amazing. people are walking beaches, checking it out. there's been considerable erosion on these beaches. you can tell from the angle that i'm at. but everybody seems elated, to be honest. they're happen with with outcome through here. it could have been a lot worse. that's the key to the recover covry, they were preparing for a category 3, a monitor, and do structural damage which we've heard of none of so far. no reports of major injury or loss of life. and that, you know, when you go through a storm with 65,000 people and take it on the chin like these guys did, that's the best news of all. >> thank you, jim. appreciate that update. good news, indeed. could have been so much worse. a wild fire started in utah is threatening to hit 100 homes. dry bush caught fire on sunday and the soldiers weren't able to contain it. winds up to 50 miles per hour pushed the fire over the ridge. unbelievable pictures. they went into the salt lake
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valley. >> it happens, as soon as it came over the top of the ridge, it just took off and flew down the hill. and then that's why i was freaking out. i called 911, i said we have 100-foot wall of flames coming down the hill, get resources here right now. >> the 300-acre fire has claimed two houses and 1400 others have been evacuated. is genetically engineered food, including salmon safe to eat? the government's going to decide today if you can serve it up for dinner soon. plus, paris hilton and lindsay lohan fess up about cocaine. will they be heading back to jail? [ female announcer ] stay once...
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critics call them frankenfish, and one could end up on your dinner plate. the fda begins hearing to find out if genetically engineered salmon will become the first genetically modified food from an animal that can be sold and served in the u.s. dr. nancy snyderman is nbc's chief medical editor. this has caused an uproar if a lot of places. >> it has. >> one of the biggest questions with this fish, engineered to grow twice as fast as regular fish, is will it be labeled like this? and is it safe? >> let me start with what i think has been a miss headline. this is not genetically modified anything. what this company's doing is injecting fish with growth hormone and that growth hormone is allowing salmon to grow twigs as fast and then obviously get to the marketplace sooner. to me, from a scientific standpoint, those are two very different things. if you want to talk about putting growth hormone into the food supply, does that have
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health ramifications? interesting thing is, we really don't know. some people will say, look, it's probably safe, you're getting the same old atlantic salmon. others will say, you have no clue because until you're 10, 15, 20 years down the line, no one's going to know. >> so put you on the spot, are you going to eat this stuff? >> i am very careful about the source of my fish. so i usually -- i pay more and get wild caught plain not hyped up with anything. make no mistake about it, unless you're very careful label reader you are, in your meats and poultry and fish, likely getting a modification of something, whether it's better feed, whether it's hormones, antibiotics. that has permeated the food chain, and already strapped fda a lot of people are saying that this is not the time to ask them to make this kind of decision. >> thanks very much, dr. nancy. appreciate it. bedbugs are continuing to
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win the war against their extermination. in this case, nike couldn't get away fast enough. the flagship nike town store in m manhattan has closed after the critters were found. they're hoping soon to reopen and working and with exterminators to fix the problem. nike follows abercrombie & fitch in and a huge movie theater with the problem. the oil well in the gulf of mexico is officially dead ending the worst offshore oil spill in history. yesterday bp seals the well with cement 2 1/2 miles below the sea floor. president obama called the work an important milestone and remains focused on gulf coast full recovery. this morning a new orleans times pick kuhn editorial placomplain the government estimate of 12,000 jobs lost underestimates the impact. at that level the area will take a nearly $2 billion hit.
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actor randy quaid and his wi evy have a new residence, the jail. they were arrested for squatting in a home that was once theirs. the unwanted guests maintained the house was theirs, but the current owner provided documentation, proving he bought the property and not from the quaids but somebody who bought it from the quaids. bail set at $50,000 for each. and talk about an amazing feat, a man who lost both his arms and legs but swam 21 miles across the english channel. and what it takes to be a macho man in the 2 1st century, apparently it's different than what it used to be.
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i know people are wondering-- now that the well is capped, is bp gonna meet its commitments? i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. [ male announcer ] ever have morning pain slow you down? introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid to fight fatigue. so get up and get goin'! with new bayer am. the morning pain reliever. one of the most interesting questions i've heard how your tax dollars should be spent. it's happening in missouri but people are watching it all
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across the country. they are giving judges information about how much it costs to put someone in jail or in prison as opposed to putting them on probation, and should that play into a decision that's made about what their sentence is joined by karen de soto, a defense attorney, and a former new york prosecutor, also a media law professor at seton hall. this is absolutely fascinating. show people some examples. let's say somebody gets prosecuted for child endangerment. it would cost $37,000 to keep them in prison for a year but probation about $6,800. you can see the difference in second degree robbery, huge difference, statutory rape, $186,000 on a 15-year sentence as opposed to about $9,000. the numbers, i think, aren't necessarily so surprising that
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it costs more obviously to put somebody in prison. but the disparity, i think, will shock people. prisons are overcrowded so that's a decision that has to be made. karen, is that something that should play into a judge's decision that it might save taxpayers money? >> i have to say, unequivocally, absolutely that's not his job. i think every judge should be aware, as should every american, however that has nothing to do with justice and if they're having issues with money, maybe they need to get the warden -- >> i'm surprised, as a defense attorney, i would think you would think this is a good idea. >> as a defense attorney, absolutely it's a great idea because you're clients will get probation. but if you're the victim, if it was you who got raped or yor belongings got stolen, hey, let's shave off a few years because it's cheaper. look at jaycee dugard, was that a factor in the judge's mind? >> we can always find examples of people who have gotten out of
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jail earlier, gotten out of jail period and should not have. do you think judges should have every bit of information at their fingertips? >> i do. i think it's a great idea. what this comes down with computers and technology, it's easy to put together databases that will yield information that judges didn't have access to before. one of the interesting things about the missouri proposal is that a judge can plug in a potential offender or an offender who has been convicted, age, criminal record, and then the computer will spit out how much it would cost to incarcerate, how much it would cost to put him on probation but it also gives you another statistic, what are the likely -- what is the likelihood he would commit another crime if he goes to prison as opposed to gets probation? another example i think you had a child endangerment one up there there was a second-degree robbery case for somebody with no prior criminal convictions or no prior felony convictions.
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put him in jail, 39% chance he will commit another felony. give him supervised probation, which costs one-third, there's only a 20% chance that he will repeat his crime. so the judge has all of this -- he has all of this data, and why shouldn't a judge have all of this information when he's making this important decision? >> you should always try to get somebody on probation versus jail to give that person a second chance which is how when you're doing a sentencing, you get a presentence report and judges always give people the chance to get on probation versus putting them in jail because they know in the back of their heads it's cheaper. however, should that be a factor, should that be in the presentence report? should the judge have it right in front of him saying this is going to cost $50,000 versus $30,000 versus $6,000? i don't think that's an element that can enter his mind. >> how can you be opposed a jue having information available? >> it is not individual cases. the whole world, every american should have access so that
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information. >> the judge should have accurate information. >> get the warden from arizona down. >> i don't trust judges to use a lot of things. it depends on what judge and what the sentencing it is, whether you're in federal or state court. >> we can talk about this for a long time. it's an interesting question. i'm glad to have you in. thanks to both of you. >> nice to be with you. >> a provocative cover story in "newsweek" that asks the question, what's the matter with men? it would be easy to be flip and say, where should i begin? but in the interest of informing this conversation, here's the harsh reality behind the question, for frankly recession-wary america. of the 12 jobs expected to see the most growth over the next decade two are jobs traditionally held by men, construction work somewhere accountant. take a look at this chart. teachers, registers nurses, home health aides, customer service reps, all jobs will grow substantially between now and 2018, but are men willing to
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take those jobs? here to help us get inside the cover story of "newsweek" magazine is psychologist melissa vranich, author of "he's got potential." thanks very much for joining us. >> hi, thank you. >> i guess here's the problem. if you want to be a manly man, i guess a don draper, clint eastwood, you know, unless it's a movie you done see these guys teaching kindergarten or changing bed pans, that's the perception, right? the real problem is if men want jobs they may have to move into some nontraditional areas. is that going to work? >> that is going to work, and they do have to open up that definition of what they think is appropriate for a man to be able to be employed. if you look at saturdatatistics having 12 million new job business 2018 and 2.5 million are unfilled because men are not going to change their definition of what's manly and not take
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those jobs, and they should reconsider what it means to them. >> let me read a quote from "newsweek." i think this is -- summarizes what this article's. what's required is not a reconnection with the past but a liberation from it. its definition should be broadened to include both mr. t. and mr. mom. it's time, in other words, for a new macho, reimagining of what men should be expected to do in the two realms, home and work, that have always determined their worth. are we, as women, partly to blame for this because if you're beleaguers and you have a job and you have kids and you go home and realize you're doing twice as much housework as he is, you wind up doing housework but then we, as women, many of us, also want the manly man. >> well, we want the manly man but we want one that's going to help us at home because statistics show that we still have doing more housework than they are. we see the kids 400% more than
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men do. so we want them to take on more things that have to do at home but so they can be good fathers not necessarily make our jobs easier. we want that fatherhood part of the macho men to be something that's in their dailyness, in their vocabulary. >> do you think in some ways, the state or legislation could help and sweeten where they made it mandatory for men to take time off for fathers to take time or lose that time, men took it? >> absolutely. and 92% of democrats, 62% of republicans, actually support paid paternity leave. so guys, take that paternity leave, ask for it, stay home with your kids. >> thanks for being with us. cocaine confessions. paris hilton and lindsay lohan are both in real trouble now because of illegal drug but was facing different punishments. we'll tell you about that. plus, the woman who bewitched the world of politics.
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welcome back to msnbc. i'm chris jansing. crews are battling this wildfire in herriman, utah, burned more than 300 acres and more than 1400 people evacuated. police are searching for a man suspected of killing a daughter of a north carolina police chief. the target of the manhunt, this guy, michael harvey, a convicted sex offender. police consider him armed and dangerous. the number of people killed in crashes due to driver distraction dropped 6% last year, down to 5500 from 5800. and almost 500,000 people were injured in distracted driving accidents, which is about 16% of all accidents on the road because people are texting or otherwise distracted. more tape is popping up
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showing christine o'donell saying bizarre things like, she was into witchcraft. >> i dabbled into witchcraft i never joined a coven. you were a witch? >> i didn't join a coven, let's get this straight. >> i love this. you're a witch. i was a witch. >> that's exactly why -- >> how you used to be a witch? >> i dabbled into witchcraft, i hung around people who were doing these things. >> having fun? >> i'm not making this stuff up. i know what they told me they do. >> o'donnell brushed it off on sunday but didn't answer questions because she cancelled aexperiences on two sunday talk shows. >> i was in high school. how many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school? >> luke russert live on capitol hill. she's joking about it, you know, she says i was in high school, we all did stupid things in high school but she did cancel two major interviews, i assume, in part, because of the clips.
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what's going on? >> reporter: what she's doing chris is taking a page out of the ran paul play baook. you remember rand paul was against the civil rights movement he canceled his appearance on "meet the press," having that honor very small group of people. she seems to be taking that approach. sarah palin tweeted christine o'donell saying, quote, connect with local voters whom you will be serving versus appeasing the national media seeking your destruction. so that seems to be the o'donnell strategy. blame the national media as this force is going to try to take her down and be this force behind her demise, to be this force as trying to take mask -- unmask who she is and to try and totally disrupt her connects with local voters, that's what she's going to do. a lot of the folks within the tea party, a lot of the folks who came out are passionate. they don't trust the media. it plays into her party apparatus and what she hopes will bring her forward to
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november. this is most likely going to play out well for her. it could hurt her with independent but was at the end of the day the folks that she needs to come out and put her over the top are tea party voters, republican voters that desperately wants to get her elected to the united states senate to stick it to, of all people, the national media. >> those folks are going to vote for her, there are enough for her to win, that she will need some of the independents. i wonder if they could have the same reaction which is, luke, it happened in high school, let's talk about what's going on today like the economy. i wonder if it could, in a sense, help her with that. >> reporter: you never know. it's certainly a possibility. but this kind of adds into a lot of other odd things about christine o'donell. she was trying to solicit support of hillary clinton someone she admires. i don't think you see a lot of
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pro-hillary people. >> lady gaga getting political. >> reporter: lady gaga is getting political, a trip up to portland, maine to try at a rally, elicit support among susan collins and olympia snowe, two try tone sure yes votes for the bill tomorrow which includes the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. these are important votes that for democrats desperately want to get to repeal don't ask, don't tell, not clear where the two senators are leaning. if you're in maine today, you'll see lady gaga in the next few days. >> i assume you're going for us as our capitol hill correspondent? >> reporter: phil griffin sent me to maine to see lady gaga. i'll pack my bags now. >> i'll see what i can do for you. contessa brewer talking with democratic congressman joe sestak at noon eastern time only on msnbc. well, lindsay lohan may be headed back to jail after admitting she flunked her latest
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court-ordered drug and alcohol test. and paris hilton cops a plea. i'm joined by tony potts of "access hollywood." lindsay lohan confirming she failed her test on twitter page and she's ready to go before the judge. we heard her talk about it. we heard her mom talk about it. she wants to get on with her career, she's older, she's wiser. do we know what happened here? >> here's the deal. i always say if you don't want to get hit by a train, where don't you stand? on the tracks. this is she comes back to hollywood and you go back into the same environment, you know? if you go into freezing weather, you're going to get cold. this is the same thing. her dad sent us something, michael lohan, saying he's going to sack the people who are responsible. i know it's football season, he's excited because the jets won yesterday, but you're not going to sack anybody. it's a responsibility of lindsay. the tweet, though, i do have to say, she did tweet on friday that she did violate the terms of probation and failed a drug test. i believe that came from her attorney. it's one of the first attorney
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tweets i believe, you know, carefully crafted. but, yeah, she's in hot water and they're trying to get ahead of the story. this is a switch. before she was in denial, it wasn't me, i didn't do it now she's trying to get ahead of the story. her attorneys have control here. >> all right. and her mom said at one point she was going to move to new york. so we'll see what happens with that. i want to talk about paris hilton. she's going to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges. is this the case where she had a purse but it wasn't her purse, everything in it was her but the purse wasn't hers? a crazy thing. >> it's the purse mystery. here in hollywood people don't own their own purses. a lot of times people give people stuff. >> and it had illegal materials in them. >> that kind of happens in hollywood. but she's before the judge. i have to tell you, we have an update that the judge is going to allow cameras in the courtroom. they're waiting to start, as we speak. we'll see what happens. paris is in las vegas. another town, by the way, where wherever you go, illegal things
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are saying, winking at you, saying come over here. it's here in hollywood, it's here in las vegas. what will happen to lindsay, as we get back to her, she'll have to get people around her who are different than who were around here. she has to go to behavioral therapy and the random drug test. if is it cocaine, in talking to doctors it does get out of the system quickly. random drug test must have come quickly if she did do cocaine. >> always good to see you. thank you. a man who lost both his arms and legs in a freak accident more than a decade ago has become the first quadruple amputee to swim across the english channel. this is inspiring. if it's not incredible enough, he finished ten hours ahead of schedule. he's 42 years old, felipe, swmsz with a designed flipper set.
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personalities are three times as likely to suffer a heart attack or heart failure, as well as psychological problems, like depression. it's the single-most important issue facing americans today, the economy. at noon, president obama is going to be answering your questions in a live town hall forum on cnbc. hosted by cnbc's chief washington correspondent, john harwood. how is this going to go down, john? >> reporter: chris, we've got an audience of 200 people here in the us in seem. we're sitting in the round. ceos, union workers, small business owners, people out of work, teachers, students, and they're going to have a chance, in a very intimate setting, as i will, to put questions to the president about exactly what he has in mind for the economy, what's he going to do to provide incentives to restart growth in the economy, and also rebuild business confidence. all of those are things right on the table because, after 18 months, though the economy's better off, as you know, chris,
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the american people are not feeling it. >> how were 200 people chosen? that's a question a lot of people will have. >> reporter: we reached out, cnbc did, through various networks across the country to get a diverse cross section of people, some from washington, d.c., some from other cities, some from wall street, some from main street, and through that process of reaching out, we figured out who could make it here. we sampled the kind of issues that are on their minds and all of those are going to be reflected in his hour-long discussion with no commercial breaks today. >> without telegraphing exactly what your questions are going to be what are the specific topic areas that people seem to be most interested in, because obviously the economy's a very broad subject. >> reporter: well, i think there are a couple of things, chris. one of them is, what are you going to do right now in the near term to stimulate the economy? that, we know that they enacted $800 billion stimulus last year. the president laid out new
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feen you don't go to the movies you're going to hear about this one, "the social network," a new movie about the founding of the social net working site facebook, and all of the drama that comes with it. nbc's mara is here.
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this movie's got buzz and controversial. >> it's the inside story of how facebook was founded when he created facebook, mark zuckerberg made his fair share of enemies, accused of stealing the idea for the website, an allegation that will play out on the big screen. >> best friend is suing you for $600 million. >> i didn't flow that. tell me more. >> reporter: "the social network," hollywood's take on the web's biggest drama. >> 2200 hits within 2 hours. >> 22,000. >> reporter: depicting how facebook was founded in 2004, by then-harvard university sophomore, mark zuckerberg. the big screen account is anything but flattering. >> facebook. >> reporter: portraying zuckerberg as a socially awkward self-centered computer geek who stole the idea for facebook from friends as depicts in the film, the alleged betrayal paid off big. >> $1 million isn't cool. you know what's cool $1 billion. >> reporter: make the college dropout one of the world's
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richest people worth $4 billion by 25. but it didn't come without a cost. zuckerberg's former classmates, identical twins tyler and cameron, sued him in 2004, saying they hires the computer product did for help with their social networking site months before facebook launches but zuckerberg decided to steal their ideas and the business plan, and to launch his own website. >> wait a second. isn't this the exact project we were working on? isn't this the exact person we were working on it with? >> reporter: the twins, olympic rowers getting mbas in exland, settled the das in 2008 for $65 million, part of it in facebook stock. but now, the twins want the settlement vacated claiming they were misled about the company's value. >> i'm sure $65 million wouldn't seem like a lot because they believe they effectively created facebook which is worth more than that. >> reporter: facebook tells nbc
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news, we've considers the dispute closed for years and we wish them well in their future endeavors. >> they're saying we stole the facebook -- >> i know what it says. >> did we? >> reporter: the film is it latest in an onslaught of bad pr. the "the social network" the movie facebook doesn't want you to see. last year there was a public outcry when the site changed its privacy setting, instant messages reported this year allegedly show a young zuckerberg mocking his users for submitting personal information saying, quote, they trust me and then calling them dumb. >> mark zuckerberg is known to be aloof and arrogant and avoids big, public social situations. he seems to keep to himself. he's pretty awkward. >> reporter: ironically the man described as socially awkward is today's king of social media. facebook has 500 million users, 1 out of every 14 people in the
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world, including the twins. so far the bad press hasn't kept users from the site, which means this social threat work -- >> this is our time. >> reporter: -- probably won't keep people from this one. now, zuckerberg and facebook did not cooperate with the making of "the social network." facebook called the movie fiction and in a recent interview, zuckerberg does not man to see it. >> a lot of people will. this publicity is hollywood gold. >> something everyone can relate to, because so many are on facebook. >> facebook done want you toñ se it, off you go. >> i'm chris jansing. thomas roberts, easy name in the world, and i can't say it picks things up next. >> i forgive you. good morning, everybody. coming up in our next hour, tea party-backed senate candidate christine o'donell is trying to make light of video that surfaced where she admits to dabbling in witchcraft. the fallout from the
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